Athy Photographic Society held their annual exhibition on Friday September 27th. It was an outstanding success. Seventeen members, our largest ever number, exhibited their work. There were over one hundred images on the display. The club was rewarded with a very big attendance and the it was a thoroughly enjoyable night.
We had made a few changes this year. We were in a new venue, the magnificent Town Hall. The central location proved to be very popular and the size was just right to cater for the event. This year’s exhibition was held a month earlier than normal as it was felt that too many events were being squeezed in later in the year. On the catering side of things we looked after this ourselves this year rather than employing outside contractors. It was all hands on deck from the members (and their families) in assembling a wonderful and tasty array of goodies. The catering effort was coordinated by committee member Chris Bradshaw, who also had his photos on display.
Our MC for the night was our own Chairman Peadar Doogue who kept proceeding moving along nicely. The official opening was performed by the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD. It was great to see so many of our friends from the other MPG clubs in attendance. Our sincere thanks goes out to all those who travelled from the clubs to celebrate with us.In another change from recent years the exhibition was for one night only. It was felt in the past that the numbers attending on the Saturday and Sunday did not justify the effort. However the images from the exhibition will be on display at the Athy Library from Tuesday October 8th for approximately two weeks.
The earlier date for the exhibition meant we were not in position to launch our 2020 Calendar as was the norm in previous years. However we are busy selecting the images for the Calendar which will be produced later this month.